Funding probe on UK gambling regulator

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A consultation into the funding of the UK’s Gambling Commission has been started by the government ministry that controls it.



The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will run the consultation period to March 25 and proposes to raise the commission’s fees based upon proposals from the commission to the government.

Said a Gambling Commission statement: “We welcome this consultation as it will explore much-needed changes to our fee income to enable us to continue to regulate effectively. We would encourage everyone impacted by the proposals to have their say.”

The statement continued: “We are already making gambling safer, having strengthened age and identity verification, introduced strict new guidance fore so-called VIP schemes and banning gambling with credit cards.

“But further resources will mean we are able to make greater and faster progress in making gambling safer and protecting consumers in the years to come.”

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